Generating Knowledge

How much does the Canadian higher education sector spend on R&D?

Canada's relatively strong performance in higher-education R&D (HERD) highlights an important achievement in knowledge development that should be sustained and expanded, particularly in a world where other countries are investing aggressively in higher education and research. Although HERD funding in Canada has been growing in dollar terms, Canada’s HERD-to-GDP performance is nonetheless deteriorating against comparator countries, coming in at 87.9 percent of the threshold
of the top five performing countries in 2011.

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87.9% of threshold of the top 5 performers (2011)

top 5 countries